SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 28 churches and 38 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.


If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!


Pastor Ben


The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions


  • Save the Date! Annual Meeting is October 20th!

    The 38th annual (fall) meeting of the South Central Baptist Association will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am at the Association Office, 751 E. High Street, Elizabethtown, PA (Lancaster County). As one of two annual meetings, this is the big one! We'll elect officers, hear proposals, vote on issues, learn about God's work in our six-county region, sing, pray, worship, and eat together.

    2018 Agenda Posted 10/11/18

  • Pastor Alberto Hernandez Throws Out First Pitch at Lancaster Barnstormers Game!

    Congratulations to Pastor Alberto Hernandez, Nueva Vida, Lancaster and Director of Ethnic Ministries, SCBA, on being chosen to throw out the first pitch at the Lancaster Barnstormers' game on Friday, September 14, 2018! [We have informed the Barnstormers that any contract offers must have at least six zeroes in front of the decimal point. Ha!]

    Pastor Alberto was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the Lancaster Community as a pastor and denominational leader. His weekly radio program on Lancaster station 91.3-FM WLCH reaches Spanish-speaking people surrounding the church ministry.

    Watch the video here. Go to 2:40 on the YouTube time counter on the lower left of the screen.

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